What’s in my Beach Bag? 

summer essentials for the beach or pool

Summer is right around the corner which means more barbeques, pool parties, and beach days ahead as the days get longer and the nights shorter. The official start of summer is June 20th but the weather is already heating up so why not get the summer festivities started a little early?!?

If you’ve been keeping up with my blog you probably already know one of my favorite things to do is to go to the beach. It’s a great place to people watch and the perfect way to unwind, relax, and just enjoy the weather. For me, a beach day has to be planned out accordingly so I can ensure I will have time to enjoy it to the fullest. I also make sure to pack my bag full of all my essentials for the beach, pool, or wherever I’m going when I know I’m going to be outside. If you’re interested to see what those items are, keep reading!

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South Florida Guide: Ft Lauderdale & Miami

Farmers Market in Ft Lauderdale, FL

Although I am not physically in Florida anymore (which, by the way, breaks my heart to even think about), I still tend to day-dream about some of the spots that I absolutely loved there.  During my 4 years in South Florida, I lived in a total of 4 different cities! So, basically I couldn’t sit still in one place for more than 1 year. LOL! I lived as far south as Brickell Ave, also known as the Miami Financial District, and just recently moved from Ft Lauderdale, which is the furthest North I lived, so it’s safe to say I had my fair share of exploring a good part of South Florida.

I didn’t think it would be fair to only list Miami spots, since Broward county, which is about 40 minutes north, also has some cool spots to check out as well. So I am dividing this post into two different areas you may visit: Miami and Ft Lauderdale.

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My Post-Grad Education in Miami

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This past week has been full of bittersweet moments as I’ve closed the door on one chapter of my life to start another. After 4 years of calling South Florida home, I said goodbye last week to the palm trees, the tropical year round weather, the amazing beaches….call me crazy, right? I have so much to owe Miami for really developing me as a woman. When I moved there at the age of 23(a whole 4 years ago!), it was the first time I was completely on my own. I had no family there, or close friends, just acquaintances and I was determined to make it work whatever way possible. If you would like to keep reading about my journey, click “continue reading” below but bare with me! This may be a long one.

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